Archives: July 2004

Good Morning! Song to sing early in the morning

I made a couple different versions of this CD, and added some songs to it later. Originally I made this for my friends Mia and Ria, because they were talking about how Mia is a morning person and Ria isn’t. Mia likes to get up and putter around the house singing in the morning. So

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Against Bush!

Librarians Against Bush! Bands Against Bush! Kids Against Bush! Knitters Against Bush! Republicans Against Bush! Bluetooth Users Against Bush! Bushes Against Bush!

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Unhappy with your low-wage job? Bush team says “prozac”

A campaign worker for President Bush (news – web sites) said on Thursday American workers unhappy with low-quality jobs should find new ones — or pop a Prozac to make themselves feel better. “Why don’t they get new jobs if they’re unhappy — or go on Prozac?” said Susan Sheybani, an assistant to Bush campaign

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Comic Book Ads

Very cool site, Super Marketing: Ads from the comic books, has scanned all the ads for you to look at. Cool. I’ve been wanting to go back and look at ads since I read the book on Urban Tribes, and they were talking about having ordered the kit to make a personal hover craft from

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Walmart Funds Bush, Costco Backs Kerry Financing ’04 Campaign

Source: Bloomberg – “Wal-Mart Funds Bush, Costco Backs Kerry Financing ’04 Campaign” [link deprecated] Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer and owner of Sam’s Club warehouse stores, gives more money to Republican candidates than any other company. Its top three managers, including Chief Executive Officer H. Lee Scott, donated the individual maximum $2,000 to President George

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Republican Immorality vs. Democratic Values

Excerpted from the Salon Article, “How should John Kerry talk about values?” The Rev. Andrew Greeley, professor of sociology at the University of Arizona; author of the novel “The Priestly Sins”: The Democratic Party needs to demonstrate that it shares these values with the vast majority of Americans: Americans have the right to honest and

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Things I Learned from Hanuman

However pretty, the sun is not really a fruit. You can set the world on fire with your tail. If you look for the goodness in the hearts of everyone, you will notice gods in disguise walking among you. Sometimes the only solution is to make an enormous leap into the unknown, and have faith

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Monkeys In The News

After suffering an illness a few weeks ago, a 5-year-old female black macaque In Israel began walking upright on it’s back legs. Monkeys usually alternate between upright movement and walking on all fours. No word yet on whether they’ll make her start wearing clothes.

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Speaking of making stuff yourself….

Check out the ReadyMade site, for people who like to make stuff. This is great! They have a whole page on how to make iPod speakers out of Altoid tins and playing cards. That rocks!

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Bottle Cap Tripod

This home-made tripod is very cool; I think I’ll put one of these together just to carry around. It fits on a regular soda bottle.

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More Right-wing Censorship at Work

Singer Linda Ronstadt was escorted offstage at her concert at a Las Vegas hotel last weekend when she praised the controversial film “Fahrenheit 9/11,” which criticizes President Bush. This just a week after Whoopi Goldberg was fired from her job for Slim-Fast for making jokes about the Bush Administration during a Democratic Fundraiser. I may

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Totally gay or lesbian!

Coming to a film-festival near you, Gay Propaganda: short film recreations of 11 famous scenes from movies, only with same sex couples… including “The Gay Graduate”, “Gay On Golden Pond” and “The Gay Breakfast Club.” Sounds like fun!

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Weekend Update 2004-07-19

This weekend, I did a ton of work on my Dad’s website, and because of that we had to skip the Fever game on Friday. Saturday I worked on the site more. Saturday night, Stephanie and I went to Dan and Doug’s 70’s party, which was really fun. We dressed as random hippies, because the

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Democracy? Not in these United States

Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL) represents 600,000 Americans in the Duval County/Jacksonville area. During the 2000 election, 27,000 ballots went ptooey from faulty machines, just in Rep. Brown’s district alone. And you can guess the relative skin shades of the folks whose votes a) were not for the governor’s brother, and b) didn’t count. Thursday, the

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Women Who Dared

I haven’t found the author of the below e-mail that was forwarded to me, but I thought it was great. The women were innocent and defenseless. And by the end of the night, they were barely alive. Forty-prison guards wielding clubs and their warden’s blessing went on a rampage against the 33 helpless women wrongly

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Responsible Shopper

I had no idea this Responsible Shopper site existed! For a long time, I’ve been thinking something like it would be good. I can never remember what companies I’m supposed to be boycotting at any given time… is it still wrong for me to go to Cracker Barrel, for example? Because it’s owned by Altria

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FOUR FOR FRIDAY. Er. Wednesday.

Courtesy of belicove.com. Q1: Have you ever marched in a parade? If so, what was the cause/reason/banner/float you marched under? The 1987 March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights, The 1993 March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights, The 25th Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in 1994, The 2000 March on

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Senate Blocks Bush Move to Ban Same-Sex Marriage. For Now.

Yep, the senate voted not to pass the amendment denying marriage rights to gay people today. However, they basically knew it would fail this year. The key was to get people on record voting against the amendment, so they can use it as a tool to bash Senators in the upcoming election. Then if they

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Celebrity Look Alike

If I could look like any celebrity, I would love to look like Sophie B. Hawkins. She’s incredibly gorgeous, and I love the way she dresses… very down to earth and a lot like I do. Even when she’s dressed up, she has amazing style. And then there are the times when she dresses up

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I feel great

I went to the gym this morning. It was really cool. I’ve been wary of going in the morning, because I hate showering with people I don’t know, but it turns out the showers are very private in this gym, unlike my old one, so I felt just fine. Nobody saw me naked or anything.

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Stuff I need to read, but keep getting diverted from:

Things that have been sitting on my bookshelf forever that I’m dying to get to, but I keep getting diverted by one or the other book clubs I’m in. I think I may have to let one of them go, much as I hate the idea. I might have to be the women’s book club,

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My Sister’s House

My sister Stacy lives in England, and this is her house. Apparently, her husband Roger just got a new job, and they’re moving, so they’re selling to move to a new place.

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Political contributions

Look up who your favorite celebrities are endorsing for president. Chekc out who in your zip code is supporting your candidate. Or just search for everyone with your last name. Hmmm. Something’s not quite right here, because I made contributions that should be showing up here.

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The Top 10 Conservative Idiots (No. 163)

The wingnuts of Team Bush (1,2) were out in force last week trying to knock down John Kerry’s selection of John Edwards as his running mate – to very little avail. Ken Lay (3) was indicted, which was exciting, and George Bush pretended not to know him (again). Meanwhile it was revealed that the Bush

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Fark Parodies Right-wing paper NY Post’s front page screw-up

You may have heard that the New York Post screwed up their front page story on John Kerry’s running mate, announcing that it would be Richard Gephardt rather than the actual VP selection John Edwards. It’s now coming out that the NYP article on Gephardt was written by Fox News/NYPost owner Rupert Murdoch, who apparently

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NY Times reviews “Outfoxed” movie about Fox News

I have a copy of this great documentary on DVD: ”Outfoxed” has been made in secret. The film is an obsessively researched expose of the ways in which Fox News, as Greenwald sees it, distorts its coverage to serve the conservative political agenda of its owner, the media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. It features interviews with

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Bush administration investigates delaying election

It’s even on CNN — so fucking wake up and pay attention, for pete’s sake: U.S. officials have discussed the idea of postponing Election Day in the event of a terrorist attack on or about that day, a Homeland Security Department spokesman said Sunday. The department wants to know about the possibility of granting emergency

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Indiana under George Bush

Source: DNC Research Read more in this downloadable file about Indiana stats under the Bush administration. 47,380 more Indiana workers have become unemployed since Bush took office. 26,900 of Indiana workers have lost their unemployment benefits since january 2004. 69,800 Indiana manufacturing jobs lost since Bush took office. 46 percent of Indiana taxpayers will receive

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Children Abused at Abu Ghraib prison

German reporters are investigating International Red Cross reports that more than 100 children are imprisoned at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, and there are some reports of torture and abuse of the children.

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Current Electoral Votes

Electoral Vote Predictor 2004 is an interesting political site that analyzes poll data and produces a map illustrating what the current status in the presidential race is. A great visual overview of the race.

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Weekend Update 2004-07-12

I didn’t get a change to blog about the July 4th weekend, because I was so busy last week working on the Brady Games website. It seems to be up and running well. Most of the weekend we did stuff around Stephanie’s house; just summer cleaning and organizing. We did go to David and Garrett’s

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Hell Money

In China, the word Hell doesn’t carry the same negative connotation as western Hell. The popular story has it that zealous Christian missionaries warned all non-Christian Chinese they’d “go to Hell” upon death. In a classic case of misinterpretation, the Chinese believed Hell was the English term for the Afterlife. The word was incorporated and

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80’s Music From Doug

98 compilation CDs. 662 Artists. 1352 Songs, 3.7 Days worth of music. 7.28 GB of disk space. Of course, there are duplicate songs, so the numbers on the final count will change, and I have quite a few 80’s CDs in my own collection. I still have to add the collections together and eliminate duplicates.

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I have a policy that I can fly…

Jason Kottke has a funny post about some security holes in friendster’s software that can be hacked to gather people’s names and addresses… when presented with the information, Friendster replied “We have a policy that we’re not being hacked.” If only life worked that way. “We have a policy that we’re not being hacked.” That’s

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Salon Article: Republicans Adjust Strategy to Target Gay Marriage

Because of the erosion of support from independents and from moderate Republicans, Salon reports that Karl Rove’s new strategy is to energize evangelical Christians for the election. His choice of tool: The anti-gay marriage amendment. so they’re coming after me, y’all. The White House‚Äôs strategy for winning the votes of evangelicals has several components. It

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